Seafood Guide to Boston, Flickr: Robert Banh

A Taste of the Barking Crab

Any highlight of a waterfront city is always advantageous on vacation. Think about a nice stroll down the pier, fantastic sunsets by the water and of course, delicious seafood. Boston is a local port for delicious and fresh seafood delicacies and attracts gourmet chefs to prepare delectable feasts for everyone to enjoy.

No Name Restaurant: What better way to enjoy seafood than right by the water? Especially at a place that has been around since World War I. No Name Restaurant opened its doors in 1917 as a local diner for fisherman who needed some fresh eats after their hard working shifts. They are clearly known for serving the best and budget friendly clam chowder, at less than $5USD.  It is a simple place for a budget friendly meal without sacrificing taste. Sometimes, it's all about the "no name" places that serve up some good eats.

Barking Crab: Though we know crabs are feisty animals, they sure don't bark. Yet, at Barking Crab, you'll be hollering for some excellent seafood and service. Voted one of the Best of Boston in 2010, we can see why The Barking Crab is something to talk about. First of all, it has a pristine location across the water from downtown Boston where night views of the city skyline are breathtaking. Also, the communal feel of locals gathered together makes it feel like you're eating a delicious meal with family. Never pretentious, but serving up gourmet styled seafood, you can also rent the restaurant for private functions. Try their Lobster Mac and Cheese for an American spin on delicious fresh lobster.

Turner Fisheries: Looking for a special place for a first date or to celebrate a special occasion? Look no further than Turner Fisheries located in Boston's Back Bay. Not only is this restaurant voted one of the best by Boston locals, it is also recognized for its gorgeous French architecture design. Seven-foot high windows allow natural sunlight amidst a lovely lunch with loved ones. All of the seafood prepared at Turner's is eco-friendly from sources that are environmentally friendly.

Burke's Seafood: Ever needed to visit one of those local mom and pop shops that dedicate their lives to the food they love? Burke's Seafood does exactly this and has been doing so for over 30 years. This fish market offers the freshest and high quality seafood, yet also has a venue for takeout or dining in. Practice your culinary skills at home if you're daring to buy your own fresh fish from Sole to Salmon and of course, live Lobster. If you don't feel like cooking, take home one of their frozen oven-ready entrees and fool your loved ones, or give proper credit to these wonderful cooks.

Yankee Lobster Fish Market: From generations dating back to the 19th century, the Zanti family who owns Yankee Lobster Fish market has been specialized in the business of fresh seafood. Coming across the Atlantic from Italy, they ventured to America to bring the best of their fishing secrets to the New World. The entire family has been dedicated to providing not only fine seafood for taste, but to bring to your own home. Their extensive menu varies from simple fish and chips to the savory Lobster Bisque. These mouth watering seafood specialties are served just at the right price at a location easily accessible by the waterfront.


Photo: Robert Banh

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